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    Hard Drive Clicking - can I RMA it ?

    The drive in my external enclosure has started clicking when I run a quick scan in HDTune. I have run Seagate tools and the full scan in HDTune but no errors are found.

    The drive is obviously on its last legs but with no sector errors just the clicking can I RMA it ? If not whats the best way of stressing it and making some errors appear so I can RMA it ?

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    Re: Hard Drive Clicking - can I RMA it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tinners View Post
    whats the best way of stressing it and making some errors appear so I can RMA it ?
    Hammer time?

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    Re: Hard Drive Clicking - can I RMA it ?

    Magnet.

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    Re: Hard Drive Clicking - can I RMA it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Hammer time?
    They might notice the dints

    Quote Originally Posted by Link97 View Post
    Magnet.
    Dont have one sadly.

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    Re: Hard Drive Clicking - can I RMA it ?

    A small shake during a benchmark test seems to have broken it

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    Re: Hard Drive Clicking - can I RMA it ?

    If yoiu have caused a head crash, you may be held to have invalidated the warranty when the disk is tested.
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    Re: Hard Drive Clicking - can I RMA it ?

    well the reason it was clicking was my son dropped it on the floor so I guess the crash was already caused once. We'll see, if it's not RMAd never mind, disks are cheap these days.

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    Re: Hard Drive Clicking - can I RMA it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tinners View Post
    well the reason it was clicking was my son dropped it on the floor so I guess the crash was already caused once. We'll see, if it's not RMAd never mind, disks are cheap these days.
    In that case you have no grounds for a RMA - its self inflicted damage.
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    Re: Hard Drive Clicking - can I RMA it ?

    If it is dropped when it is off, then it should be ok. They can take some crazy amount force, up to 300Gs. Look on the spec sheets

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    Re: Hard Drive Clicking - can I RMA it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tinners View Post
    well the reason it was clicking was my son dropped it on the floor so I guess the crash was already caused once. We'll see, if it's not RMAd never mind, disks are cheap these days.
    I guess you're of the opinion that Windows should be free too?

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    Re: Hard Drive Clicking - can I RMA it ?

    So another poster trying to get something for nothing. You screwed up and expect someone else to cop the bill? Disgusting.


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    Re: Hard Drive Clicking - can I RMA it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tinners View Post
    well the reason it was clicking was my son dropped it on the floor so I guess the crash was already caused once. We'll see, if it's not RMAd never mind, disks are cheap these days.
    What exactly has RMA got to do with this then?
    You broke it yourself.

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